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Re: [dm-devel] not all paths working at boot



If you can upgrade to 4.004 firmware.  This makes the EVA active/active
and perhaps will resolve your problems.  It definitely makes it work
better!

Eddie
On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 12:29 -0500, Ed Wilts wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 02:54:47PM +0100, Dave Holland wrote:
> > I have a problem with multipath-tools 0.4.7 (I also tried the latest
> > "git" version) running on Debian (mix of stable/unstable), kernel
> > 2.6.17-1-amd64-k8, libdevmapper 1.02.07-1, udev 0.093-1. The machine is
> > a HP DL385 with QLA2312 FC card.
> > 
> > Basically, at boot time, multipath does not recognise all the paths. The
> > underlying LUNs are visible, the mid-layer allocates /dev/sd* device
> > names, but not all the paths are not used:
> > 
> > newftp1b:~# lsscsi -d | grep ':1]'
> > [0:0:0:1]    disk    COMPAQ   HSV110 (C)COMPAQ 3028  /dev/sda[8:0]
> > [0:0:1:1]    disk    COMPAQ   HSV110 (C)COMPAQ 3028  /dev/sdi[8:128]
> > [1:0:0:1]    disk    COMPAQ   HSV110 (C)COMPAQ 3028  /dev/sdq[65:0]
> > [1:0:1:1]    disk    COMPAQ   HSV110 (C)COMPAQ 3028  /dev/sdy[65:128]
> 
> The EVAs are strange beasts...  You are running an EVA5000 with firmware
> 3.028.  That makes it an active/passive controller.  In addition,
> although each HSV controller in the EVA has 2 paths to each fabric, only
> 1 path is actually ever used and the other is there in case the first
> fails.   So...your storage is really available on only 1 of the 4 paths.
> 
> My personal solution to the EVAs on Linux is to just use the qlogic
> failover driver.  It just works.  That's not to say that there isn't a
> problem in the multipath software - I'm just saying that you don't need
> the multipath suite to make stuff work (in this case).
> 
>         .../Ed
> 


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